Preston woman, 36, released under investigation after A585 crash in Fylde

A woman from Preston who was arrested after Wednesday's crash on the A585 in the Fylde has been released under investigation.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 10:06 am
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 10:19 am

The 36-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after the crash in Esprick left three people in hospital.

The crash involved a van and a Lexus at the junction of Fleetwood Road (A585) and Greenhalgh Lane, near the Shell garage, at 6.45am.

A man in his late 20s was taken by ambulance crews to Royal Preston Hospital's major trauma centre with serious chest injuries.

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The scene of the crash near the Shell garage in Fleetwood Road (A585), Esprick on Wednesday morning (March 24)
The scene of the crash near the Shell garage in Fleetwood Road (A585), Esprick on Wednesday morning (March 24)

Two other casualties were also been taken to hospital, one suffering an arm injury and the other minor injuries.

The 36-year-old driver of one of the vehicles, a woman from Preston, was arrested at the scene and taken into custody on suspicion of drink driving.

She has since been released without charge, but remains under investigation.

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